A New Mystery Card Back Has Been Added To The Game
In today's patch, a new card back has been added to the game with the name "Mysteries of the Phoenix" and only a description telling us that we can receive this card back if we "solve the mysteries hidden throughout the Barrens" and an Achievement tracking progress for 4 steps or parts named "???" which tells us it will reward the card back (and 100 Achievement points).
With the colors and imagery of the card back, as well as invoking the Phoenix, it strongly hints at a Blood Elf or Silvermoon flavor to this particular mystery.
So what could this mean? How are we supposed to get this card back? We don't know, but if you have any ideas, let us know in the comment section!
The new achievement for this card back...
A first clue!
User ArcyroX has a far better memory than we did, because he remembered seeing the card in one of our news posts from several months back: https://www.hearthpwn.com/news/7987-chinese-card-back-design-competition-winners.
It was one of 3 runner-up Prize winners, and they equated the Card Back to Kael'thas Sunstrider! That is surely a place to start!
Kudos to ArcyroX for this first clue!
Quote from Blizzard
Epic Award (3 winners)
Epic Prize: 10,000 yuan cash prize + works will have the opportunity to be included in the "Heartstone" game.
Author: liguang with his work: "Kael'thas Sunstrider"
Evaluation of the development team: With a quick glance, you can recognize the conspicuous pattern of Prince Kael'thas and the classic red and gold color scheme. The emerald orb is also an ideal carrier for Hearthstone Vortex. The team seems to be able to see the vivid effects of adding green magic special effects to the game! Details such as the folds of the fabric and the golden carved edges are exquisitely crafted, forming an excellent secondary structure.